WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2020- Latin America and the Caribbean will suffer an unprecedented economic shock from a sharp downturn in tourism, according to a new paper by the Inter-American Development Bank.
Protests against racism have erupted around the globe in recent weeks, sparked by the murder of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota, in the United States. This act of racial violence serves as a timely reminder of the racial inequalities that persist for black people around the world, African diasporas being no exception.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 25, 2020: People’s National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition Dr. Peter Phillips says the plight of craft vendors across the island must be urgently addressed as the economic fallout from the Coronavirus has left them and their families without critical support.
MONTEGO BAY, June 6, 2020 - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has lauded local tourism partners for the high level of preparation evident in key sub-sectors of the tourism industry to protect tourism workers and visitors from the threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), ahead of the phased reopening of the sector.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 5, 2020 - As the Government makes plans to resume operations within the tourism industry come June 15, the Ministry of Tourism has established a “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-resilient corridor”, restricting the movement of visitors to the Northern end of the island.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica May 17, 2020 - I was pleasantly surprised at first when I saw the recent Sandals advertisement on MSNBC, announcing the opening of its flagship Jamaican product, and was moved with a sense of awkward pride. Pride in a brand that is the embodiment of unparalleled excellence and refinement, unmatched by any first world tourism product.